Reporting Crime

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If you see anything suspicious call 911

Reporting Crime Anonymously

The City of Wilmington Police Department has a system that allows citizens to text message tips anonymously. The message first goes to a national server where all sender-identifying information is removed. Only the crime tip is forwarded on to the WPD.

  • Text TIP708 and the message to CRIMES (274637). 
  • The message must begin with TIP708. 
  • When the message is received at CRIMES, the name and cell phone number will be stripped from the message before it is forwarded to the WPD. 
  • Citizens will receive an immediate text reply that includes a confidential I.D. number. 
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Filing a Report

To file a report for a situation that is not an emergency please call the non-emergency dispatch number at 910.452.6120. 

Reporting Drug Activity

To report drug activity, please call our Drug Hotline at 866.WPD.NARC. Please note, this line does not have Caller Identification, so please leave a call back number if you wish to be contacted.

Homeland Security and Terrorism

The Department of Homeland Security works to anticipate, preempt, detect and deter threats to the homeland and to safeguard our people and their freedoms, critical infrastructure, property and the economy of our nation from acts of terrorism, natural disasters and other emergencies.  Learn tips to protect yourself, download informational materials and publications, find out about activities and programs, Committees and Working Groups and find out what the current National Threat Advisory from the US Dept. Homeland Security website 

Public Awareness and Terrorism

To learn more about Public Awareness and Terrorism please click here